Update on the LIGHT prototype development

6 Jun 2018, 10:15


Dr Alberto Degiovanni (ADAM)


The company ADAM (Application of Detectors and Accelerators to Medicine), a CERN spin-off, is working on the construction and testing of its first linear accelerator for medical application: LIGHT (Linac for Image-Guided Hadron Therapy). LIGHT is an innovative high frequency proton linac designed to accelerate proton beams up to 230 MeV for protontherapy applications. A prototype of LIGHT is presently under commissioning at CERN. This paper gives an update of the different stages of installation and commissioning of the LIGHT prototype including beam tests results obtained during the past year at different energies.

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